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Hippo Boutique Hotel
Ranked #51 of 109 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Weybridge, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Great place to stay”
Reviewed June 10, 2014

Have been using the Hippo for business trips over the last few weeks and have been more than impressed with the staff, the service and the rooms. The rooms are large with a kitchenette so you can spend time in the room in comfort if you wish, which can be a bonus when you are in a place for any length of time and dont necessarily feel like going to a restaurant. Breakfast is served in one of the restaurants below and is sufficient for most tastes. The bars and restaurants underneath the hotel seem to have very strict closing times so the noise is kept to a minimum late at night. The staff on reception booked a private trip to a winery and Cape Point/Cape of Good Hope which was well worth the money, even though it was not expensive. As I say 'a great place to stay !'

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Dear Neil F,

Thank you for the positive review of our hotel!

My Team and I are very happy to know you enjoyed your stay with us and we are looking forward to welcoming you back to Hippo Boutique Hotel when next your travels take you to Cape Town! We should welcome another opportunity to show you the Hippo Boutique Hotel Hospitality at its best!

Sasha O'Hare
General Manager
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Reviewed May 19, 2014

I spent 4 nights at the hyppo recently, for a business trip, and I can say it's just a great experience, way better than the traditional business hotel, this place it young, cool and it's really great value. I'll definitively come back soon.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Dear dalmata22,

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback about your recent stay at Hippo Boutique Hotel! The Hippo Team and I are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and agree, life is too short to stay in boring hotels!

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Hippo Boutique Hotel when next your travels bring you to Cape Town!

Sasha O'Hare
General Manager
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Reviewed May 4, 2014

Great location, close to all the shops, bars & restaurants for a vibey night out.
The rooms need maintenance (small things) and our window looked onto a wall which we were disappointed about as we'd seen the rooms on the website that had better views, so pay extra for a view! Lovely morning breakfast at the restaurant underneath the hotel.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, May 5, 2014
Dear cherilady,

The Hippo Boutique Hotel team would like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We value guest feedback and take any kind of feedback constructively to improve where needed.

I am pleased to confirm that we currently have a maintenance project underway throughout the hotel. I am sorry to hear about your disappointment about the view you had, please don't hesitate to ask for me personally when booking your next reservation and I will be happy to ensure you are rewarded with the best views the Hippo has to offer!


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Durbanville, South Africa
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Reviewed April 18, 2014

Stayed here last weeked - what a great evening spent, local bars ( there is a great spot just outside, the fat cactus. FUN! ) after a big night out, its nice to come back to a comfy bed, would definitely be back.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, April 19, 2014
Dear Heatherza,

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback about your recent stay at Hippo Boutique Hotel! The Hippo Team and I are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay as well as the Restaurant, Fat Cactus, on site!

We hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the near future to experience another big night out celebrating or if it is just a well deserved lie in on the weekend in our comfy beds!

Kind regards,
Sasha O'Hare
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 25, 2014

We were out with friends in town and didn’t fancy driving back to the house we were staying in for the week so we had one very last minute stay at the Hippo Hotel.
The receptionist was very helpful and it was really useful we could park our car safety underneath.
I popped out and my friend stayed in the car as the buzzer didn’t seems to work, but pretty simple after that.
Although the bar underneath is clearly busy and noisy – we were right near reception and couldn’t here it (wouldn’t want to be right above it though!).
ROOM
Room was big and clean and perfect for what we wanted – shower was also great the next day.
And I wouldn’t stay next to reception again, if it can be helped - although that being said the only noise was from the room next door blaring there TV at 5.30am!
Breakfast
We had a full breakfast included in the cost and headed on our way – very helpful, easy hotel – I’d stay again if I needed a room in town.

Room Tip: Go for a room at the back of the hotel - away from the reception area and bar front!
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Katy W
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Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, March 26, 2014
Dear Katy W,

Thank you for the positive review of our hotel!

My Team and I are very happy to know you enjoyed your stay with us and we are looking forward to welcome you back to Hippo Boutique Hotel when next your travels take you to Cape Town! We should welcome another opportunity to show you the Hippo Boutique Hotel Hospitality at its best!

Sasha O'Hare
General Manager
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

Great location. Friendly and very helpful staff. Originally just booked for 4 nights stay but was so impressed by the place we extended out stay for 11 nights our full holiday. On arrival we were upgraded to one of there suites which had a view of Table Mountain. Any place we wanted to visit the girls at the front desk sorted it out. From booking a hired car to organising cage diving with the great whites. They constantly provided us with their local knowledge for things like best seafood restaurants and local markets to visit. The restaurants/bars on the same street as the Hippo such as the Fat Cactus have a great vibe and the Thai restaurant has awesome food. Cannot say enough about the Hippo. It was a fantastic find and allowed us to enjoy our visit to Cape Town, Well done team Hippo. Top Marks From Alex & Clair Scotland.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Alexander S
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Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, April 9, 2014
Dear Alex & Clair

I am delighted to read the wonderful comments you have posted on TripAdvisor regarding Hippo Boutique Hotel. Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your trip to Cape Town! It was an absolute pleasure to accommodate you!

We aim to provide the best guest service and it is wonderful to know that this is being achieved. I will commend the team for their ongoing search for excellence.

We hope to have the privilege of welcoming you back to Hippo Boutique Hotel again soon when your travels next bring you to Cape Town!

All the best from the Hippo Boutique Team!

Sasha O'Hare
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Amman, Jordan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2014

We had booked a standard room but then found we had been upgraded to the Hippo Suite. :) It was a split level spread over 2 floors, bedroom and bathroom upstairs and open plan living room/kitchenette downstairs, with a refridgerator, microwave and kettle. There was also a desk and computer for internet access, but we preferred using the wifi with our own devices. Perfectly located hotel on Park Rd off Kloof St, near various trendy boutiques and restaurants. Note perhaps this room would not be so good for those with children given the stairs did not have railings, but we liked the spacious modern style and, well, location, location, location. Chris at the front desk was also especially helpful. Recommended.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank csy7
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Hippotique, General Manager at Hippo Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, March 8, 2014
Dear csy7,

Thank you for the positive review of our hotel!

My Team and I are very happy to know you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to Hippo Boutique Hotel when next your travels take you to Cape Town!

Sasha O'Hare
General Manager
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Property: Hippo Boutique Hotel
Address: 5-9 Park Road Gardens | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#11 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#39 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#42 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#47 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hippo Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Find yourself in the hub of Cape Town's trendy cafe culture when staying at Hippo Boutique Hotel. This popular hotel boasts 20 standard rooms and 5 exclusive lofts - all spacious air-conditioned rooms are equipped with King sized beds, designer furniture, stainless steel kitchenettes, complimentary parking on the premises as well as 24hour wireless internet access keeping you connected 24 hours a day!On the ground floor you'll find a choice of 3 excellent restaurants catering to every palette, from the best burgers at Jerry's to authentic Thai cuisine at Simply Asia finishing with a Mexican fiesta at Fat Cactus. Hippo is conveniently situated close to the centre of town - an ideal base from where you can explore all Cape Town has to offer you! Our team is well known for their exceptional customer service and are always ready with a smile. ... more   less 
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